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Vanguard of the referendum

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Emma McClarkin with Mayor of Derby Pauline Latham and the Where's our Referendum van of Roger Helmer MEP.

To highlight public opposition to the European Union and the demand for a referendum, Roger Helmer MEP’s Referendum Van rolled across the East Midlands to Old Palace Yard, directly opposite the Palace of Westminster, where Helmer was joined by Dan Hannan MEP and a group of activists from The Freedom Association, the Bruges Group, the Democracy Movement, the European Foundation and the Taxpayers' Alliance.

The EU’s latest effort to impose a EU constitution by stealth on the British people has aroused demands for a referendum. As we’ve observed, a referendum could only be advisory under the British Constitution, but a large no vote would send a clear message to MPs to leave the EU and negotiate a new, free relationship with Europe.

As Mark Steyn recently wrote, a "Dutch cabinet minister remarked a few months ago that if a majority of the electorate voted to introduce sharia that would be OK. In other words, as long as the tyranny is ushered in constitutionally (as it was in Germany three-quarters of a century ago), it's fine by him. Not by me. Liberty is a 24/7 condition, not merely a trip to the voting booth every few years."

The rights and freedoms of the British Constitution are ours by birthright. They are not to be voted away.
However, a referendum should undeniably impress the sentiments of British citizens on deaf MPs.

Roger is a staunch defender of British liberties. His Straight Talking Newsletter is here.

On 23 July, from 5:30 to 7 pm in London, The Freedom Association will celebrate Helmer's appointment as its new Hon. Chairman. Contact The Freedom Association if you wish to attend.

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